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Atlas Copco North America Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Marketing - Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work from home, company is focused on work and life balance and delivers in this aspect.

    Benefits were good for a company of this size.

    Cons

    No major complaints regarding Atlas Copco.

    Advice to Management

    You want to grow, establish your base then grow. If you do it the other way it will result in customer complaints


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Gives american citizen employees the shaft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of a single one.

    Cons

    You don't stand a chance at advancement if you are an American citizen. Best chance is to revoke your citizenship, come back from another country under an H1B visa. You might stand a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't know where to begin. Corporate criminality is the best phrase to describe their decision making.

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Controller in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Controller in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America full-time

    Pros

    Balance with work and life, great benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes the divisions shut down and you have to shuffle.


  4. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work long term

    Cons

    Communication could be better sometimes


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional Torture Chamber"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free parking and free coffee

    Cons

    The managers listened to no one and ran the factory in Rock Hill so poorly that when they were absent from work the place ran like a Swiss watch.
    Built a premium machine for a premium price, however the managers wasted time, money to produce a produce that I was embarrassed to be a part of everyday and the head persons in charge let it happen.
    The corporate office should look at the operations of everything at …

    Advice to Management

    Stop reporting false numbers to the corporate office in order to hide your gross incompetency as managers.


  6. "IT Technician"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Technician in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Technician in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Tons of Opportunity to Travel
    - Decent benefits
    - Freedom to work how you want as long as the work gets done.
    - Co-Workers (at the time) were some of the best people i've met although I have heard this has changed since outsourcing.

    Cons

    - Outsourcing to India for IT/Finance - oops
    - Relocating the North American Office to Mississiuga from Sudbury (Why? Customers were in Northern Ont not Southern)
    - Management out of touch with the needs of the customer.
    - Management has unreal expectations (work / life balance .. not on our watch)
    - Management does not understand poor decisions and does not appreciate being told the proper way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look at the people you are promoting internally, I could name atleast 4-5 people off the top of my head that do not deserve their position and have no understanding how the BU's interact with eachother. Not to mention the cultural divide, for any IT person "Do the needful" may sound familiar. Blatant abuse of the H1 Visa system.


  7. "Constant shift in strategy... Alot of hot potato throwing between management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They manufacture a good product in Belgium - Oil free air division. 15 days vacation(standard) + 13 holidays with some flexibility was a good addition.

    Cons

    Alot of turnover and constant change in direction leaves you chasing your tail and customers super angry. The Atlas Copco Way = cover your own butt while the next guy inherits your mess. They won't let you fix problems unless it comes from Belgium and that takes years to get simple solutions engineered. Always shorthanded, pay raises are on a milk carton, had to start paying for health care that I didn't before they bought us out, if you speak with a european accent you are more likely to be promoted. Not alot of room for growth, very flat structure.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job! Don't take a management position if you don't know how to lead and take ownership of the issues. Identify your best resources and address problems in a systematic way that is sustainable. Don't just kick the can further down...

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Be warned, it's the Copco Way or the highway."

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most techs are fairly competent and easy to get along with until the general culture of the company destroys their workplace demeanor. If you like to travel you will definitely be offered the chance to do so. The pay isn't terrible and benefits are okay. Great place for the ambitious woman willing to "do whatever it takes" to climb the corporate ladder. If you're good friends with, or related to someone who has made it across the line to an office position it seems you'll be happy.

    Cons

    Technicians here are considered to be lower than whale poo in the company hierarchy and treated as such without it even being hidden. Management is typical Copco, more interested in climbing the ladder and planning hook-ups with a co-worker or intern than finding the solution to a problem. Imagine the loudest, pushiest, blowhard bully you know, add in a healthy dose of pathological lying and some good old Mad Men Wannabe style womanizing and that's who you'll be taking orders from. If you keep your head down and things go your way on the job, leaving management to their elephant ears and skirt-chasing you'll be fine. Once the unevitable happens though and there is a hitch, look out because it all rolls downhill and as a tech you are the last stop. After a couple instances of this happening you will eventually end up on the wrong side of someone in power who will do whatever it takes to get rid of you. The good news is that you will be given a not-so-subtle warning that your days are numbered. Take my advice, heed that warning and find another place to go on your own because if you make them fire you, they will do whatever it takes, it'll be ugly and you'll be blacklisted.

    Advice to Management

    I have no real advice to management. If you've figured out how to keep an office so filled with incompetence and blatant disregard for common sense and decency operating and profitable, then you're obviously onto something that the rest of the world (thankfully) hasn't caught up with.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none to speak of thanke

    Cons

    Benefits were too expensive, zero leadership, zero encouragement from management or support from management

    Advice to Management

    This is an American Company. Learn about American culture. Don't lie to employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Atlas Copco way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with and international presence makes this company world class

    Cons

    Treatment of people is not the best. Language barrier is an issue. HR at the HQ is not helpful Their leader talks down to people and often is heard using racist remarks and political statements not needed in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    HR leader needs to set the tone, not encourage managers to act and behave the same way


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